Why do our Soils matter?
Visualization of Sustainable Development Goals with
ecosystem functions supporting all goals.
Credit: Azote Images for Stockholm Resilience Centre
The Sustainable Development Goals were established in 2015 by the United Nations to to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. There are 17 goals in total and each goal has targets to be reached over the next 15 years. Recently the Sustainable Development Goals were rearranged by the Stockholm Resilience Centre to highlight the importance of soil, land, water and climate as they underpin all the remaining development goals. Soil is essential for society as a whole, as it provides us with our...Read the full article.
This post is reposted from www.anoleannals.com and so might be a little familiar in its start to readers here.
I’m back from Redonda and the expedition was a great success! I’m happy to report there were many Anolis nubilus boulder-hopping out of the way of the black rats and even blacker...Read the full article.
Dynamic Ecology has had a couple of recent posts relating to peer review roles (reviewer, associate editor) that seem to have struck a nerve. I want to provide some thoughts on the two fundamental roles of peer-review: gatekeeping and editing.
I think the two notions are fairly clear, but briefly:
Last week, researchers from three EU aquatic science projects – MARS, GLOBAQUA and SOLUTIONS – met in Sesimbra, Portugal to present their findings, and to discuss opportunities for collaboration. The three projects share a common interest in the effects of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems, and their representatives met at a workshop to develop the potential for shared outputs such as policy briefs and water management guidance.
The workshop was structured in...Read the full article.
Last Wednesday I had the fantastic opportunity to attend the Royal Society of Biology’s Voice of the Future event – I was one of the lucky BES members chosen to represent the Society. Voice of the Future is a one of a kind event hosted annually that allows young people to ask leading figures within government and Parliament questions relating to science policy in the UK. The event took place in Portcullis House, and whilst I have been in the audience of many evidence hearings there previously, it was a totally different, and awesome, experience sitting in the seats the committees usually take up – getting an MP’s perspective. The really unique aspect of this event, however, is that instead of scientists giving the evidence, this session asks MPs and policymakers to do so instead.
The audience got a chance to question Chi Onwurah MP – the Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy,...Read the full article.
In reading group this fortnight...Read the full article.
Southern cassowaries, orange-bellied parrots, Leadbeater’s possums, and Australia’s only purple wattle are among the threatened species the government is seeking conservation investment for under its recently released threatened species prospectus. The prospectus seeks business and philanthropic support in partnership with the government and community groups to raise around A$14 million each year.... Read the full article.